It's unclear whether being the union candidate helps or hurts up here, but in the NY21 race the NYS AFL CIO has taken a pass, not endorsing any of the three candidates.
It's generally an automatic for a Dem, as the only Republican endorsed is the incumbent MOC from Staten Island.
Whether Michael Derrick passed on purpose or the union wasn't interested, I don't know.
Last week the state's largest teachers union endorsed Rep. Elise Stefanik.
New York State AFL-CIO Announces Endorsements for Congress | NYSAFLCIO